My biggest issue was that my son is just zoning out on the TV and not spending that precious time chatting with his friends and practicing his social skills. My other problem was that I see school as this excellent reprieve from all the screen time he wants at home and now I have no idea how much time he’s spending in front of a screen at school. She teaches with a smart board, he has his own computer at school to use for a few reasons, and now I’m just left wondering how much time he’s spending like this.
Other parents raised other concerns that I wasn’t thinking of. Like some kids, after watching shows like that, will have behavior issues. Some have night terror issues. Some zone out too much and eat slow and don’t get to finish their lunch. I think this is why Silas always comes home with hardly any of his lunch eaten and Isaac eats all of his.
Another thing I don’t like is that the teacher just assumes all of us parents are OK with the content she’s showing our children. I’m not, actually. I don’t like my son watching that stuff. For many reasons. I’ve been very anal about what my children watch, read and play with. I’ll get into that in another post. But I’m SLOWLY expanding what they can watch. Didn’t permission slips used to go home when there was a movie being shown at school?
I wouldn’t mind so much if it was something more educational, they ARE in school. They’re doing a unit on planets, why not cue up some awesome space shows on that smart board?? At least that’s WAY less stimulating than watching Elmer Fudd trying to shoot Bugs Bunny’s head off. Doncha think?
What are your thoughts? Should I speak up?